Sponsoring one or more artists through membership in The Artists’ Circle is a special way to support Opera Saratoga while providing a unique opportunity to personally get to know the artists who bring our productions to life.

All members of The Artists’ Circle receive full member benefits:

  • Receive the latest news on Opera Saratoga’s community events, special programs, and ticket offers, as well as priority notification for season subscriptions
  • Acknowledgement of your generous support on Opera Saratoga’s website
  • Priority access for single ticket sales before summer opera tickets go on sale to the general public
  • Recognition of your gift in Performance Programs
  • Access to Opera Saratoga’s Donor Lounge during intermissions
  • A signed season poster for the 2018 Summer Festival
  • An invitation for two to attend a final dress rehearsal
  • 10% discount on day-of-performance tickets 
  • Invitation to a working rehearsal with the Opera orchestra

Members of The Artists' Circle also have access to the following exclusive opportunities and benefits:

  • Recognition as the sponsor of your specific artist on Opera Saratoga’s website and in Performance Programs
  • Invitation for two to the Artistic and General Director’s Backstage Tour 
  • Invitation to select working rehearsals
  • VIP Parking at Festival Performances

In addition, based on the type of artist sponsored, members of The Artists’ Circle are invited to join their sponsored artists for additional special events:

Artists’ Circle – Studio Artist Sponsor ($1,000-$2,499) 

  • An invitation to the annual Young Artist Sponsors Brunch 

Artists’ Circle – Apprentice Artist Sponsor ($2,500-$4,999)

  • An invitation to the annual Young Artist Sponsors Brunch 
  • An invitation to a private Young Artist Master Class

Artists’ Circle – Principal Artist Sponsor ($5,000+)

  • A private lunch with your sponsored artist (singers, conductors, directors and designers are available for sponsorship)
  • A private invitation to attend a staging or music rehearsal under the direction of your sponsored artist

If you wish to sponsor more than one artist, your total donation may be allocated to sponsor different artists in different categories. For example, if you donate $7,500, you may allocate this sponsorship in different ways:

  • $5,000 to sponsor a Principal Artist, and $2,500 to sponsor an Apprentice Artist; or
  • Three Apprentice Artists at $2,500 each
  • Any other combination of sponsorships you wish!

If you are interested in artist sponsorship, please let us know of your specific interests, and we will work with you to match you with an artist or artists based on those interests. Artist sponsorship is one of the most rewarding ways to invest both in Opera Saratoga and in the future of the incredibly gifted artists who share their talents with our community each year. Please contact Jonathan Blalock at 518-584-6018 for further information.

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In keeping with IRS regulations, the fair-market value of certain membership benefits and privileges may reduce the tax-deductibility of your gifts. The value of these benefits will be noted in Opera Saratoga’s acknowledgment of your gift. Tax-deductibility will be assessed based on your actual gift.